The Forgotten Man

ForgottenManSuggested by Timothy Lane • The common man is often forgotten. He is forced to carry on his back the cost of every ill-conceived social program and the well-intended, but morally offensive, dictates of a bankrupt government. The situation was no different in 1883 when the author penned this brief essay.
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  1. David Ray says:

    Damned good book.

    (What’s so disappointing is that my dear conservative mom STILL gets touchy if I mention books like this to her. It’s a Great Depression era thing.)

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Shlaes has also written a biography of Calvin Coolidge, which I’m most of the way through reading. Also quite good, though probably not quite as interesting as The Forgotten Man (which has such nice tidbits as the appropriate fate for a Soviet woman that Paul Douglas encountered at a factory when he visited the country; she defended “socialist justice”, only to learn what that meant a decade later when she was condemned by it, dying by the very sword she had chosen to live by).

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